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mando209 28 10 August 28, 2015 at 09:18 AM
i want to provide internet to a location that cannot get any internet service in town.it's exactly 1.3 miles away.there is 3 trees total in the way.they are about 200-300 yards away from one another.15-20 feet in height.internet connection is 25mb.what will i need?

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i want to provide internet to a location that cannot get any internet service in town.it's exactly 1.3 miles away.there is 3 trees total in the way.they are about 200-300 yards away from one another.15-20 feet in height.internet connection is 25mb.what will i need?
A wire that is just over 1.3 miles long. I suppose it is possible to set up a long line of wifi repeaters but it would be expensive and terribly slow since each one you add to the loop basically halves your speed.
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With 1.3 miles your not talking wifi. do you have line of sight?

If you have line of sight I would look at Ubiquiti https://www.ubnt.com/products/ This isnot consumer gear, its more enterprise/ISP level so it's not super easy to setup, but not impossible either. Lot's of stuff online. Prepare to have some learning curve. Ubiqui stuff can have good performance if you buy the right stuff for the situation and it's setup correctly.

From just a little bit of looking I would probably think about These https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanostationm/ Possibly the M5 model http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...7G6N3SC67H 5ghz should be less interference for a small increase in price.
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looking at google maps there is about 3 trees in the way.that m5 product u mention should handle the trees or do i look for something else?
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looking at google maps there is about 3 trees in the way.that m5 product u mention should handle the trees or do i look for something else?
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Not for certain but pretty sure all the Ubiquiti products for the most part are line of sight. You may need a tower or poles on roofs to get above the trees. You never mentioned a budget. You need more than google maps, you need to stand on the roof and visually see if there is line of site. I know trees can be a problem.

Is this for a business or a home?

Have you checked into local ISP's in the area? you might be surprised and find a WISP?
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Please quote people so they are notified of a reply.

Not for certain but pretty sure all the Ubiquiti products for the most part are line of sight. You may need a tower or poles on roofs to get above the trees. You never mentioned a budget. You need more than google maps, you need to stand on the roof and visually see if there is line of site. I know trees can be a problem.

Is this for a business or a home?

Have you checked into local ISP's in the area? you might be surprised and find a WISP?

well so far i check with att and comcast and no go.i'm willing to spend about $400 for this project.
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I would check out the Ubiquiti NBM9. It's 900 Mhz so it should give you some flexibility with respect to it not being direct line of sight. No guarantees of course, but at least you could resell it afterwards if it doesn't work. If you want to step it up from there Ubiquiti has out door units, such as the rocket m900, that allow you to bring your own antenna. Just slap a nice Yagi antenna on there and you should be gtg. Here's an example [wlanparts.com] of using that device and yagis in a kit.

EDIT: I should point out that those Yagis are HUGE, so always check the size of something before ordering.
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well so far i check with att and comcast and no go.i'm willing to spend about $400 for this project.
Those are big guys. Check into local guys, especially the WISP arena if you can't get around your trees or don't want to DIY.
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you need outdoor or indoor?
$400 budget is a lot. can buy some really good shit.
friend in a similar situation using cheap router flash to dd-wrt, with used Cisco panel antenna, works great for less than $100. go for other bigger directionals if you don't need to save space

i wouldn't go for omnidirectional, unless you have to, because interference.
900mhz is overkill for only 1.3mile
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broadbandmap.gov

you need outdoor or indoor?
$400 budget is a lot. can buy some really good shit.
friend in a similar situation using cheap router flash to dd-wrt, with used Cisco panel antenna, works great for less than $100. go for other bigger directionals if you don't need to save space

i wouldn't go for omnidirectional, unless you have to, because interference.
900mhz is overkill for only 1.3mile
i think i would need outdoor antenna since i need to set it up on the side of the house with the dish mount no? i dont mind it being big.as long as it gets the job done Smilie at the moment i'm kind of stumped.thinking should i get this one or this one lol.
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i checked out a wisp and it's $300 for install plus $50 monthly.6mb down.i think i'll try the antenna project.
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broadbandmap.gov

you need outdoor or indoor?
$400 budget is a lot. can buy some really good shit.
friend in a similar situation using cheap router flash to dd-wrt, with used Cisco panel antenna, works great for less than $100. go for other bigger directionals if you don't need to save space

i wouldn't go for omnidirectional, unless you have to, because interference.
900mhz is overkill for only 1.3mile
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i think i would need outdoor antenna since i need to set it up on the side of the house with the dish mount no? i dont mind it being big.as long as it gets the job done Smilie at the moment i'm kind of stumped.thinking should i get this one or this one lol.
I agree go directions. Broadbandmap.gove doesn't show my little WISP that I use, so it's not all inclusive.

No way a consumer router is going to work reliably for this with decent performance. Not saying it's not possible but it's not worth the pain. Buy the ubiquiti gear that is designed to do this, cover this distance from day 1, and is pretty cost effective. Your talking about $100 on each end plus some cable. OP's biggest problem is trees. Getting above them is key to success of any point to point system, commercial or homebrew.

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i checked out a wisp and it's $300 for install plus $50 monthly.6mb down.i think i'll try the antenna project.
Thats unfortunate, quite expensive and extremely slow for today's world. Probably says they don't have many customers and don't spend much on their network. Make sure you don't have others in your market. I have 3 or 4 here.
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Satellite internet might be the most practical option.

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A wire that is just over 1.3 miles long.
more like a fiber optic line.
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here are the trees that are in the way.look around
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what about using some TpLink items http://www.tp-link.com/en/product...-5063.html
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